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Offline Andy

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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2006, 04:40:37 PM »
Its got to be Santa Claus!

or maybe a glass maker himself? What date are we putting on the object? c1900?
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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2006, 05:23:44 PM »
How about Henry Dunant? founder of the red cross in 1859?

nope - any name that comes up can be checked on google images, and it is not Henri.
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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2006, 06:51:28 PM »
just asked Geiselberger about it - if he does not know who else  >:D
shall keep you informed about his reaction.
It's a high quality item and I would keep it as well, Max  ;D
my first thought nevertheless is Riedel - wait and see  ;)
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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2006, 07:57:53 PM »
Gee guys, thanks for all the suggestions  :clap: :clap:

Just to answer a previous question - There are no marks on the figure. The base is square and plain - about 7mm thick.

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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2006, 10:28:16 PM »
Thoughts on the shape of the medal.....
Royal Victorian Order???? Clothing suggests not military, nor a really high-ranking honour, and very high orders tended to collars, with lower echelons, pinning to the breast. Possibly religious, but again, hierarchy tended to collars.... see the various pages on papal honours.
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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #15 on: December 22, 2006, 01:30:46 AM »
could this figure have been made by Moser,


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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2006, 11:24:59 PM »
Geiselberger has replied finally!
it is
Turnvater Jahn
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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2006, 11:28:50 PM »
I leave it up to you to google him  ;D
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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #18 on: December 23, 2006, 01:19:32 AM »
Hello:

Have a look at the bottom picture on this web page - it matches the glass figure!

http://www.jahnweb.com/alfredo/papa_jahn/photos_other.html


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Re: Christmas Conundrum - Mystery Glass Figure
« Reply #19 on: December 23, 2006, 07:06:24 AM »
Good grief - right down to the tree stump! Well found Sid! :D
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